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Category: Appetizers

Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño Poppers

I saw this recipe for jalapeño poppers years ago and wanted to try my hand at it. It can be as simple as using three ingredients: jalapeños, cream cheese and bacon. Or you can jazz it up a bit with other add ins to make […]

Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi

I needed an excuse to eat spam (don’t we all?) so I decided to make spam musubi. Since we don’t live in Hawaii and can’t go to the local convenience store there to pick up a giant slab of rice with a giant slab of […]

Rose Shaped Gyoza

Rose Shaped Gyoza

Step by step photos on how to fold rose shaped gyoza. They are easier than making pleated dumplings, but will make you look like a professional chef.

Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to post these on my blog. Since I am a Rochester, NY native, and live in close proximity to the birthplace of Buffalo wings (Buffalo, NY obviously) I am confident in saying that I know my wings. […]

Japanese soy vinegar pickled cucumbers

Japanese soy vinegar pickled cucumbers

I wanted something a little different than the typical pickled cucumbers to accompany some Asian dishes I’ve been making. These Japanese pickles use a combination of soy sauce, vinegar, water and sugar. They are great as a simple cold side dish, or on top of […]

Okra Tempura

Okra Tempura

I don’t know if there’s any way to convert okra haters to okra lovers. The slimy texture and the way it slides down your throat a little too easily, the fuzzy exterior and how it pricks your skin when handling them, the way it makes […]

Pickled Blueberries

Pickled Blueberries

To answer your question, yes people in the south pickle everything. I’ve heard that they sell pickled hot dogs at the store. I have yet to see them, but then again I’m afraid to see them. Although, the first time I tried pickled blueberries was […]

Coconut Shrimp (improved recipe)

Coconut Shrimp (improved recipe)

Along with all my new recipes, I am also revising and improving existing recipes for your enjoyment. These are recipes I’ve tweaked over the past few years so I know what works and what doesn’t. Some of these recipes might not have that many tweaks, […]